Past Winners

2018

Winners
Ebenezer Concepción, Romance Languages & Literatures, "Embodiment and Identity in the Literatures of the Hispanic Caribbean (20thand 21st centuries)"
Heather Mangelsdorf, Psychology, "Body and Mind: How our bodies reveal and change emotion and thought"

Honorable Mention
Alicia Riley, Sociology, "Health in a Changing America"
Gabriel Velez, Comparative Human Development, "Memory, Reconciliation, and Healing: Transnational Justice as Human Rights"

 

2017

Winner
Nicole James, Chemistry, “General Chemistry I”

Honorable Mention
Mary Robertson, Anthropology, "Race and the Politics of Advertising in South Africa and Beyond" 

2016

Winner
James Marrone, Economics, "Time Series Econometrics"

Honorable Mention
Andrea “Dréa” Jenkins, Anthropology,  “Urban Indians: Native Americans and the City”
Dawn Chow, Philosophy, “First Year Seminar II: Skepticism”

2015

Winner
Adhira Mangalagiri, Comparative Literature, "Comparative Modernisms: China and India in the Modern Literary World"
Honorable Mention
Jin Xu, Art History, "The Arts of China" 

2014

Winner
Stephen Parkin, Comparative Literature, "Private Lives, Public Intellectuals: The Philosophical Essay"
Honorable Mention
Sarah Weicksel, History, "Historical Methodology"

Finalists
Andrew DeCort, Divinity School, "Authority, Action, Ethics: Ethiopia"
Dave Pacifico, Anthropology, "Self, Culture, and Society"
John Eric Humphries, Economics, "Computational Methods in Economics"
Aiala Levy, History, "The Business of Entertainment"

2013

Winner
Nicholas Koziolek, Philosophy, "Knowledge and the Concept of Mind"

2012

Winner
Brandon Cline, New Testament and Early Christian Literature, "Being Christian in the Roman Empire"
Honorable Mention
Dan Kimmel, Sociology, "Social Science Inquiry"
Anthony Mahler, Germanic Studies, "The Imagery/Figurality of German Poetry"
James McCormick, Social Thought & Germanic Studies, "Classics of Social and Political Thought" 
Santiago Mejia, Philosophy, "Who Am I? Reflections on Identity, Agency, and Unconscious Activity"